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Justin Timberlake Sells 968,000 Albums In First Week. My Word! [Sugar Binge]

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Y’all were excited about this new Justin Timberlake album The 20/20 Experience because I don’t think anyone has sold nearly a million albums in a single week since Y2k was a serious concern. (OK, Taylor Swift sold 1.2 million albums in November but before that it was unheard of in the digital age.) Billboard reports, “The 20/20 Experience, Timberlake’s third studio disc, had sold 968,000 copies between its release March 19 and Sunday evening, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It’s the biggest first-week sales figure since Taylor Swift’s Red moved 1.2 million in November, and it sets a new personal record for Timberlake, whose previous solo album, 2006’s FutureSex/LoveSounds debuted with 684,000 copies.” I am sure J.T. and Jessica are sipping Long Island Iced Teas with smug faces right about now.

Skins Series 7 will feature the characters Cassie, Effy and Cook. Meh

Lady Sybil from Downton Abbey regrets going topless before she was famous.

There still aren’t enough women and non-white writers in television.

“New data released by the Writers Guild of America, West shows that women and minorities’ rate of television employment is steadily on the rise, with minority writers’ presence in the writers’ room jumping from 7.5% to 15.6% between the 1999-2000 season and the 2012-2013 season. Before we get too excited about that paltry 8.1% jump, bear in mind that on 9% of TV pilots in 2010-2011 had employed writers of color and only 24% had at least one woman. Amongst the shows celebrated for having the most diverse writing staffs were Grey’s AnatomyCriminal MindsThe GameSingle Ladies and Raising Hope.”

Not all that shocking, which is sad.

Today there will be a full moon and according to astrology this full moon is trouble. To celebrate I present you with the only werewolf that counts, Shakira. 

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Emerald is an editor at CollegeCandy, lover of coffee, and pretend francophile. After studying writing and popular culture at NYU she decided to be a grownup and get a job. Tweet at ya' girl @EmeraldGritty.